Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research (inspired by John Kingdon).
- Flint’s switch to river water left residents holding the tab. IPPSR Affiliates Eric Scorsone and Josh Sapotchine are quoted on their Flint research.
- Labor participation, wages ticking up in Michigan. SOSS Director Charles Ballard makes note of high regional unemployment among men against the backdrop of improving labor participation and wages.
- Racially distinctive names linked to longer lives, research finds. IPPSR Affiliate Lisa Cook explores the economics behind names.
- The challenges ahead for the new DPS. IPPSR Affiliate David Arsen on smaller enrollment declines at Detroit Public Schools.
- IPPSR launches our policy research database. Search for relevant research summarized by our student policy fellows.
- $75 a day vs. $75,000 a year: How we lost jobs to Mexico. SOSS Director Charles Ballard comments on a hot economic issue in the 2016 presidential race.
- Two governors, two environmental disasters. MPLP presenter John Lindstrom remembers Michigan’s experience with another environmental crisis, PBB, in light of Flint’s water woes.
- Paul Hillegonds remembers life, work of friend and colleague Curtis Hertel Sr. Poignant memories of the power of joint problem-solving. Co-Speakers Hillegonds and Hertel spoke to the 2014 session of IPPSR’s Legislative Leadership Program.
- Republicans only trust Fox News. Democrats trust every network but Fox. Matt Grossmann’s research on party asymmetry in media coverage summarized by at Vox.
We welcome link submissions from IPPSR affiliates, friends, and alumni.